A visit to the historic and cultural city of Bristol is a must for any theatre fan. With the world famous Bristol Old Vic and theatre school in the city, Bristol has seen many famous and renowned actors such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Fiennes and the late Pete Postlethwaite take to the stage. The Bristol Hippodrome features the best West End musicals like the award-winning Legally Blonde: The Musical that played in July and Les Miserables, which toured last year. Not only that, if you opted for theatre breaks in Bristol lasting 2 or 3 nights you could enjoy Bristol's smaller theatres too, such as The Tobacco Factory Theatre, which has a critically acclaimed Shakespeare season every March and April. There's also the Redgrave Theatre, where many of the Bristol Old Vic theatre school productions are held. So you could end up watching the stars of the future.
Booking Bristol theatre breaks
Check out www.cliftonhotels.com for hotels in the upmarket Clifton area of Bristol that are within walking distance of the Hippodrome and the Bristol Old Vic. If you book now you can save 15% on hotels in October and November.
The Berkeley Square hotel costs from £115 per person per night staying in a Club double room. The hotel is situated in an exclusive Georgian square, close to theatres, restaurants, shops and museums. To see what's on at the theatre, visit www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk and www.bristololdvic.org.
If musicals are more your taste then www.theatrebreaksoline.co.uk have hotel and show packages available for the Bristol Hippodrome. You can now book for Sister Act, which opens in January. A one night stay in the budget hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in the city centre, on the 12th January, costs £87.75 per person, which includes your theatre tickets and breakfast.
If you want a bit of luxury added to your theatre breaks in Bristol, then a 1-night stay at the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel is £113 per adult. The hotel has a central harbourside location and the price includes a full breakfast and those all important theatre tickets.